Posted Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 08:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Paramount has unveiled final specs for the Blu-ray release of 'Friday the 13th,' which will come to high-def with even more bonus features and Dolby TrueHD audio.
As previously reported, Paramount has set a February 3 blu-ray release for the slasher classic, timed to coincide with a new standard DVD re-issue (and to prime the pump for the upcoming theatrical remake).
Full specs are now in, with the film receiving a BD-50 dual-layer presentation with 1080p video and (thanks to newly-discovered audio elements) an English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround track. (Additional audio options include the original English Dolby 1.0 Mono, French and Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround dubs, and English, French and Spanish subtitles.)
Previously announced extras include audio Commentary by director Sean Cunningham, a suite of featurettes ( "Fresh Cuts: New Tales from Friday the 13th," "Man Behind the Legacy: Sean S. Cunningham," "Friday the 13th - Special Reunion," "Lost Tales from Camp Blood - Part 1") and the theatrical trailer. Newly announced are two additional featurettes, "The Friday the 13th Chronicles - Part 1" and "Secrets Galore Behind the Gore - Tom Savini on Part 1."
Suggested list price for the Blu-ray has been set at $29.99.
You'll find the latest specs for 'Friday the 13th (1980)' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under February 3.
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